Command Sergeant Major to Marines: “Get Over” DADT Repeal

This might be a good time to remind everyone about this article, which popped up last month. The top enlisted man in the marines sends a long overdue message to his fellow marines while he toured bases in the Pacific. The Wall Street Journal was there to report:

“Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution is pretty simple,” he told a group of Marines at a base in South Korea. “It says, ‘Raise an army.’ It says absolutely nothing about race, color, creed, sexual orientation.

“You all joined for a reason: to serve,” he continued. “To protect our nation, right?”

“Yes, sergeant major,” Marines replied.

“How dare we, then, exclude a group of people who want to do the same thing you do right now, something that is honorable and noble?” Sgt. Maj. Barrett continued, raising his voice just a notch. “Right?”

To drive the point home, he produced a pocket copy of the Constitution.

“Get over it,” he said. “We’re magnificent, we’re going to continue to be. … Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines.”

He mentioned that U.K. soldiers went through lifting the ban a decade ago (emphasis mine) with little disruption.

It isn’t like we haven’t been part of the marines since day one now is it?

Now Gomer Pyle won’t have to go on all those ridiculous dates with women to try to hide who he really is.

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